Sydney Things to Do

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  • 1. Sydney Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We were on a cruise circumnavigating Australia which embarked from Sydney Harbour, next to the Opera House. The sailaway was great fun because of the unique views of the Opera House from the water....

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  • 2. Darling Harbour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Darling Harbour is what was a run-down dockland area, rebuilt back in the eighties at a cost of around a billion dollars, as a major attraction. It has shops, restaurants, the Maritime Museum, an...

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  • 3. Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located about a little over an hour out of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are nestled among plateaus and some pristine rain forest. It's home to places...

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  • 4. Queen Victoria Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Well I just love going to Queen Victoria Building and make a point of doing so whenever I visit Sydney, This time staying in Astral Towers of the Star Casino I was in walking distance by just crossing...

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  • 5. The Rocks

    If you like history and/or like arts and crafts, then The Rocks Markets held on Saturdays and Sundays may be the place for you. The Rocks is one of the oldest areas of Sydney (from a British...

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  • 6. Circular Quay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Located in Circular Quay by the transport hub is a map of the Sydney Cove. It's often passed by without even a glance from passersby but I always stop to look. I enjoy maps and this one has a layout...

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  • 7. Harbour Bridge

    Renown for the fireworks during the centennial midnight celebration, the bridge is a large steel structure that tourist, including me, must photograph. Some climb it in groups of a dozen, but that was...

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  • 8. Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sydney has an excellent Chinatown area, a short stroll from the city centre. Plenty of authentic shops and restaurants, shopping malls, food courts, bakeries and other shops selling genuine Chinese...

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  • 9. Jenolan Caves

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jenolan Caves is situated in Blue mountain, about 3 hours drive from Sydney and Canberra. You can choose from the easier, less steps caves or more adventurous caves. Please check the season especially...

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  • 10. AMP Centre Point Tower

    I have found that if there is some kind of tower that gives you a view of the city, it is a good thing to do after you are a little familiar with the city (NOT when you first get there) and when the...

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  • 11. Kings Cross

    3 out of 5 stars

    The El Alamein Memorial Fountain is in the Kings Cross section of Sydney. The fountain was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in 1942 during the Second World War in two battles at El...

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  • 12. Taronga Zoo

    Friday morning after the tour of Sydney, we took a ferry to the zoo. We saw a wombat nest, a Brolga (an Australian crane), and a Jabira (the only native Australian stork My grandmother said she was...

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  • 13. Botanical Gardens

    We walked from downtown through Hyde Park into Domain Park and then the Botanical Gardens. It is a long jaunt but rewarding, both physically and photographically. This is the place to be on a Saturday...

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  • 14. Sydney Harbour

    5 out of 5 stars

    It is possible to have the most spectacular view of Sydney Harbour for free, by walking across Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is different to climbing the arch of the bridge (which costs a lot of money...

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  • 15. Luna Park

    Luna Park is a historic amusement park in Sydney that opened in 1935. he amusement park is known for it's huge smiling face at the entrance of the park. The park has a variety of rides and games for...

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  • 16. Hyde Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    We walked a few blocks and found ourselves in this wonderful park just next to the downtwon district. Festivals and art displays are found here along with fountains and trees. It is a great place to...

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  • 17. Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium at Darling Harbour has many different aquatic animals and offers different themed settings for its aquatic wildlife. For example, there is the fresh water Streams and...

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  • 18. Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Featherdale is another Wildlife Park located outside of Sydney. The Park is a nice set up with different areas for Kangaroos, Koalas, reptiles, birds, native Australian animals, penguins and domestic...

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  • 19. Chinese Garden of Friendship

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Chinese Garden of Friendship, or "Chinese Gardens" for short, are located at Darling Harbour. The Gardens offer a real oasis of cool and calm in what can sometimes be a noisy city. Inside the...

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  • 20. Bondi Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Our Australian friends told us about this coastal walk. We started at Bondi. Hubbie had a quick swim, but I did not like the size of those waves. Then we walked along the coastal path to Bronte Beach....

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  • 21. Skyline of Sydney

    I think one of the first things you should do when you go to Sydney is take a trip to the top... the Sydney tower. Sarah and I had done quite a bit of walking throughout the city before we ventured up...

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  • 22. Australian Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    This museum, the oldest in Australia is a museum of natural history and anthropology. Its collections cover invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, mineralogy and palaeontology, and anthropology. It also...

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  • 23. Saint Mary Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We attend Mass even when traveling, so it was rewarding to find a Mass at St. Mary's. They use the new English translations. True to form, the priest began his homily with a focus on sin. It took a...

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  • 24. Manly Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There are many reasons people go to Manly. People go there for surfing, shopping, dinning, picnic, or walk along the coast or Sydney Harbour National Park. I took a 30-minutes ferry ride from...

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  • 25. Central Coast

    The NSW Central Coast is an easy day trip from Sydney, but it's far better to spend a few days there. There's plenty of accommodation and very many cafes, restaurants shops and even large shopping...

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